Waterstones Book of the Month July 2020: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Elwood Curtis is unfairly sentenced to a juvenile reformatory centre after he’s caught up in someone else’s crime. At Nickel Academy he finds himself trapped in a place of horrors, and the only light in the dark is his friendship with Turner, a follow “delinquent”… Continue reading Waterstones Book of the Month July 2020: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Buzzfeed Recommends Part Nine: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Audiobook Review

“But girls cling to their friends for dear life as they wade through rough waters of learning who they are while everything around and inside them is changing minute by minute. And aren’t we all a little in love with our best friends?” Continue reading Buzzfeed Recommends Part Nine: When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk Spoiler-Free + Spoiler Audiobook Review

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The book follows the story of a suburban family living in Shaver Height. Mrs Richardson has always followed the rules of the neighbourhood and has raised her children this way, but when she rents out an apartment in one of their homes to Mia and Pearl Warren their whole family changes forever. Mia is an artist and the Richardson family feel inexplicably drawn to her and her daughter, they’re so different from the Richardsons with lack of regards for rules in suburban life. When a custody battle erupts into public life in the community the relationships built between the two families begin to change and puts Mia and Mrs Richardson on two opposing sides, leading Mrs Richardson down a path that will change her family forever. Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review

‘The Binding’ by Bridget Collins feels very much like a cross between a historical-fiction and fantasy. The book was Waterstone’s ‘Book of The Month’ in January and currently has an average rating of 3.9 on Goodreads. The story follows Emmett Farmer, a son of a poor, you guessed it, farmer and his journey to becoming a Binder, someone who has the ability of turning memories into books and therefore wiping that person’s memory also. Continue reading Waterstone’s Book Of The Month January 2020: The Binding by Bridget Collins Review